Vote for the Dumbest Gun Control Celebrity

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Elections are important. Sometimes because they help us choose the best. And sometimes because they help us single out the worst.

When celebrities get together for a political cause, it’s usually a race to the bottom and it’s important to show our support for the dumbest of them.

Of the four celebrities who appeared at an event to attack the Bill of Rights, two of them, Chris Rock and Tony Bennett, seemed out of it. Chris Rock gave the impression that he was playing a homeless crazy man for this press conference. Tony Bennett thought he was at an anti-war rally fifty years ago. At least that’s my best guess.

Amanda Peet talked about how traumatized she was by black rage and Adam Scott delivered some weirdly coded warning to gun owners that resembled a schizophrenic trying to communicate with aliens. If those two names mean nothing to you, then you’re exactly like most Americans.

What’s strange is that the Demand a Plan gang could only get these four to show up. All the other celebs willing to read half a sentence in their ad either wanted too much money or too much swag. And Chris Rock looked like he was there at gunpoint and Tony Bennett wasn’t sure which decade it was.

Mediate described this as a Cavalcade of Stars. If this is a Cavalcade of Stars, then the last drops of water at the bottom of my cup are a barrel of aged whiskey.

Still for all their hard work, reading things from a piece of paper, they deserve our support. Celebs love awards and it’s time to award the golden shovel to the dumbest celebrity to demand a plan.

You decide who wins.

Will it be

A. Chris Rock for his bewilderingly confused performance in “The President of the United States is Our Boss”

B. Tony Bennett playing a man who left his brain in San Francisco in “I’m a Pacifist. I’m Very Far Out”.

C. Adam Scott and his duck hair for their special appearance in, “As a Supporter of the 2nd Amendment, The Time Is Now to Ban Guns”.

D. Amanda Peet reliving her traumatic experience of watching the evening news in 1993 in “I Remember Being Haunted By the Images In My Head.”

In Peet’s defense, she was at least helping her career by auditioning to play Carolyn McCarthy in her life story, “If People Ever Stop Feeling Sorry For Me, They’ll Stop Electing an Incompetent Single Issue Liberal and My District Will Finally Be Honestly Represented in Congress”. It’s a long title, but I’m sure that Peet will be great in it.

And to help you decide, here are some bonus quotes from the smartest people in America.

“Doing nothing will fail,” Peet said. “Doing nothing has failed. To people who question the potential effectiveness and/or practicality of these measures, to the people who say it would have happened anyway or we won’t catch everybody, I say doing nothing has failed.”

Doing nothing has failed. We must blow up the moon. To the people who say blowing up the moon won’t work, doing nothing has failed. We must clone dinosaurs. Failure is not an option. It’s time for everyone to move to Alaska. And ban all tuna fish. To those who say that won’t work, I say that doing nothing has failed.

We must do something. Even it’s wrong and very stupid. Otherwise Peet will go on suffering PTSD from the shooting that she was not present at.

“This is the kind of [turn] that happened to the great country of Germany, where the Nazis came over, created tragic things, and they had to be told off,” Tony Bennett said. “And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to take care of us in a very bad way.”

If we don’t outlaw guns, the rest of the world will invade us, and how will we fight back? With guns?

And now it’s time to vote. Leave your votes in the comments section.

  • Ar'nun

    I want to vote for Chris Rock bur from what I heard from him, I already have a boss (my wife) and I already have parents (my actual parents) and I don't need another of either. The one thing though that I think is swaying my vote toward Bennet is that he started by saying there were people better at this then him, so at least he admitted that much!

    So my vote is for…..

    Cupcakes and trophys for everyone!!! Come on Daniel, were not allowed to have winners anymore, someone's feelings might be hurt.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      True. Everyone is a winner. But some are more winnery than others.

      • Ar'nun

        Well then I am stumped. Like I said, Chris Rock made one correct statement. I feel bad voting for Bennet because old age dementia is no laughing matter. Amanda Peet we all know has a major sbstance abuse problem that rivals Lindsy Lohan, and her obvious malnutrition must be playing a role in the rotting of her brain.

        So the most winnery has to be the dude in the picture, no man should ever wear pink, or spandex, and I am sure he has a pair of those too.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I'm sure he has a unicorn poster too.

      • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

        Daniel, Hollyweird not only supports gun control (all the while they make the most VIOLENT films possible), but they are in support of the "rights" of those attempting to destroy America. Why is that? Well, for the most part, they are attached at the hip with radical Dem political players, one feeds off the other. A poster boy could be Affleck – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/14/hollywood-lib

        They are beyond a "waste of skin".

        Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Ar'nun

    Oh and the stupid idea that doing nothing didn't work, Bill Clinton begs to differ.

  • Moishe Pupick

    Th., 02/07/13

    I think that these chowderheads all tie for a 1st Place Award. Betcha that they all live in guarded homes and are protected by heavily armed security details at Hollywood shindigs. It could very well be that some of they have concealed-carry permits. (variations on the theme of "Gun Control for Thee but not for Me")

  • Mary Sue

    They all win. Every single one of them is as stupid as the one preceeding them.

    However Peet wins for most illogical comment.

  • Spider

    Now I know why Obama is so popular with hollywood. They basically have the same job, convince everyone in the audience you are somebody you are not while reading lines written by someone else. They also have the same boneheaded solutions to every problem

  • JacksonPearson

    Voting for one of these idiots won't solve anything.
    Leftist wackos are trying their best to make guns the problem, but where they fail, most if not all shooters have been eventually identified as democrats, that are wacked out on psychotic drugs. Add, most if not all of them were into playing violent video games. Combined, all are recipe for disaster.

    I'm going to stick with the wisdom of Constitutional lawyer Publius Huldah. She states over and over that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, with each Article allocating each branch of government with enumerated powers. She further states, that most laws passed by congress, and just about all executive orders signed by presidents are un Constitutional.

    Law professors no longer teach students the Constitution, but instead, have them read, and write essays on Supreme Court opinions. So one doesn't have to know rocket science to see how the courts have methodically reworked the Constitution from the bench, with so-called established case law.

  • Drakken

    I really wish that these brain dead useful idiots would just shut up and act.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They can't act either.

      • Drakken

        I was trying to at least give a little glimmer of light from the stupidy on steroids parade.

      • Mary Sue

        Chris Rock is only good for his commentary on "Blacks vs. N****ers*

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    John Lennon.

    • jakespoon

      Simple and straight forward.

  • Edward Cline

    How will we fight back? Simple. With rubber bands that really, really sting. That'll deter them! I vote for Tony Bennett for this unforgettable line: "It's a tragedy that we go through so much…tragedy."

    Should've been in one of Richard the Third's soliloquies.

  • Brett

    Amanda Peet. Because she's clearly in the "we have to do something" camp. These are people that think doing "something" is more important than whether that "something" is effective, or just, or reasonable, or legal, or moral, or….

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “This is the kind of [turn] that happened to the great country of Germany, where the Nazis came over, created tragic things, and they had to be told off,” Tony Bennett said. “And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to take care of us in a very bad way.”

    Right. FDR gave Hitler a tongue-lashing so severe it killed FDR, so then Truman took over and got really tough with the rhetoric and finally the Nazis were defeated.

    Thank God we never had to use guns for anything good. It's clear they're never needed. Guns are almost as bad as capitalism.

  • bob e

    these people are all so stupid…. gotta be a tie.

    • jakespoon

      Let's line 'em up for a dumb-off.

  • trickyblain

    E. Piers Morgan

  • UCSPanther

    I vote Sylvester Stallone. Why? Because he has a history of being for gun control despite making his name for playing the M60-toting Vietnam action hero John Rambo, has starred as a gun-toting action hero in other movies (IE Cobra and The Expendables).

    Hypocrisy, anyone?

    • A 23 Year Old Man

      Bruce Willis made me smile, though.

  • ENB

    Adam Scott made more sense in Hellraiser 4

  • mike

    yea its a tie and they all loose

  • Robert

    Chris Rock for his “The President of the United States is Our Boss” and daddy of the country.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    CHRIS ROCK IS GREAT!!!

    I LIKE CHRIS ROCK because he makes me LAUGH.

    I'd give Chris Rock a pass on this.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The BIGGEST morons and regressive morons would be

    - sean penn
    - oliver stone
    - michael (jabba the hutt) moore
    - who-peed goldberg
    - barbara streisand
    - alec baldwin

  • pinnie

    Hooray for Commiewood…all as dumb as a bag of hair….But Chris Rock is the dumbest…. He is the hair, that goes in the bag .. the bag is smarter…it has a purpose.

    BO works for us.Sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States He does are biding…….. and he is a complete miserable failure and habitual liar..

  • CurmudgyOneJr

    In a war of wits, they are unarmed, but they all have a right to say their stupid things. We should support it.
    And we have a right to call them out on all the stupid things they say.
    I gotta vote for Tony Bennett.

  • Guest

    I vote Daniel Greenfield for writing possibly the worst piece of "journalism" I've ever read

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